When it came time for our first daughter to start solids, we were totally gung-ho on the Baby-Led Weaning movement. We followed all the rules; no purees, no mush, no jars, no pouches. I made her all sorts of fancy wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, salt-free finger food like chicken quinoa apple meatballs and tiny muffins made with sweet potato. Yeah.
Then number two comes along, and it’s true, it happens: I got
lazy tired. A few jars here and there, self-excused because I ensured they were organic and somewhat lumpy. Then some pouches because I was in a rush. And more than a few times letting others feed her rice cereal with unrecognizable pulverized chicken mush because they admit they aren’t confident enough to watch a six-month-old gnaw on a lamb chop.
Finally, I found a pretty easy recipe for teething biscuits that looked like I could get done in 30 minutes. Score. But note, I mean 30 minutes with either a sleeping baby, or a content baby. Not one that is on the verge of a grumpy meltdown and the only way to get anything done is to plop her on the kitchen counter with you because this happens while you’re trying to take blog shots:
Yes, baby pulling over a bowl of weight-measured flours and spices. I used a pancake spatula to scrape it off the counter and put it back into the bowl. No shame. Keepin’ it real.
And 5 quiet minutes is all the precious time I need to
surf Instagram clean up the mess.
Adapted from The Family Feedbag
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